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Arlington Man Gets 75 Years For Girl’s Rape

A man from Arlington was sentenced on Thursday to 75 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl in a field after she ran away from home back in March 2011.

12/13/2013

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Grand Prairie Crash Melts Chocolate On Road

A big rig loaded with chocolate crashed and caught on fire along Interstate-30 in Grand Prairie early Wednesday morning, melting some of the chocolate onto the roadway.

11/27/2013

Pictured: The seven suspects accused of burning down a pre-Civil War plantation house in Louisiana. (credit: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office)

North Texas “Ghost Hunters” Incinerate La. Plantation

Five out of seven suspects accused of burning down a pre-Civil War plantation house in Louisiana Thursday night are from Grand Prairie or Fort Worth.

11/23/2013

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Search For Suspects Continues Following Grand Prairie Chase

Grand Prairie Police are searching for three suspects who led authorities on a short chase, crashed their vehicle, and fled on foot.

11/06/2013

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17-Year-Old Charged With Decapitating & Disemboweling Neighbor’s Cat

A 17-year-old from Grand Prairie is charged with hitting a neighbor’s cat in the head 30 times with a hammer before decapitating and eviscerating with a knife.

11/01/2013

Thomas Jefferson Smallwood, Jr was sentenced to 50 years in prison for for devising an elaborate, deviant scheme to blackmail a teenage girl into having sex with him numerous times in 2012. (credit: Arlington Police Dept.)

Grand Prairie Man Blackmails Teen Into Sex; Gets 50 Years

Judge George Gallagher sentenced a 49-year-old Grand Prairie man to 50 years in prison on Friday for devising an elaborate, deviant scheme to blackmail a teenage girl into having sex with him numerous times last year.

10/25/2013

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Family Says Divorce Led To Domestic Violence Shootings In DeSoto

The family of the man accused of shooting his estranged wife and her son said he was in a deep depression and had been seeking counseling over the demise of his marriage.

10/17/2013

A sign at the main entrance of Lockheed Martin's facility in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2,400 Lockheed Martin Workers Furloughed

Thousands of Lockheed Martin workers across the country will not be reporting to work on Monday. That is because they are about to be furloughed as part of an ongoing budget battle.

10/07/2013

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Grand Prairie Students Playing Mariachi Music

It has been shown that getting kids into fine arts can help build up confidence and boost overall learning. And students in the Grand Prairie ISD are now getting a chance to let their music skills flourish in a mariachi class.

09/30/2013

Main Street Arts Festival 2012

The Old Is New Again On Main Street In Grand Prairie

Over the past couple of years, the city of Grand Prairie has made a push to bring the downtown area back, fronting much of the costs of renovating some of the buildings.

09/27/2013

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Texans With Character: Lonnie Pollock

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis, and many of those are actually children. A local businessman is raising awareness about this condition in young people.

08/30/2013

A teenager looks down at her cell phone to read a text message as she drives. (credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Grand Prairie Rolls Out Campaign Against Texting While Driving

City officials said Saturday that they’re ready to move ahead with their campaign against texting while driving.

08/25/2013

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